1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Karolien van Teijlingen

Former Collaborating Researcher

Karolien van Teijlingen was a winner in the First Edition of the UNRISD Young Scholars Think Piece Series, held in the first half of 2014. The theme was Extractive Industries and Social Development. The title of her contribution is "The extractive industries, power struggles and the battle of ideas".

At the time of the submission of her think piece to UNRISD, Karolien was a PhD candidate at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). After obtaining a B.A. in Human Geography and Spanish , she completed a Research Masters in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam in 2013 (cum laude). For her M.A. thesis, she conducted research on a copper mining project in the Ecuadorian Amazon region and the use of discourses on mining and development within the conflicts surrounding that mine.